How we started Sports Bodies

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

Jolandi, our founder, has been a sports physiotherapist for four years since graduating from the University of Pretoria in 2017. She's always had a passion for all types of sport and human motion. Early in her career, she realised that most of the athletes who got injured were the result of incorrect training plans, uneducated exercises, abnormal biomechanics and incorrect athlete management.

Biomechanics is at the heart of any movement pattern and needs to be addressed in order to move pain free and without any restrictions. Jolandi has chosen to take a different approach to physiotherapy and athlete management as we know it. It aims at educating the patient in his or her sport, correcting the biomechanics of movement , and rather than managing recurrent injuries, prevent them from occurring.

Jolandi completed her master's degree at the University the Witwatersrand and soon decided to open up her own practice and pursue her dream of a holistic approach to athlete management. Sports Bodies was established as a sports rehabilitation center for all athletes in 2021. We aim to provide a holistic approach to the management of any athlete. We provide high-quality services to both social and elite athletes.

Sports Bodies provides physiotherapy, personal training, conditioning, rehabilitation, nutritional and management solutions to all problems related to sport. Our services include pain management, rehabilitation, performance improvement, prevention of injury and conditioning of athletes. Sports Bodies provides services for 2D motion analysis and biomechanical assessments. We do dynamic gait or running analysis, posture assessment, cricket bowling analysis, bike fitting, cycling analysis, golf swing analysis and much more. Sports Bodies provides the management of athletes from post-pregnancy mothers to elite athlete training for Comrades. We specialise in event preparation, targeted goal setting, support options and individualised solutions for each athlete.

Sports Bodies is a sports research-based center. We strive to implement evidence-based practices using the latest evidence on sports, rehabilitation, athlete management and injury prevention. Our team at Sports Bodies is affiliated with the University of Witwatersrand, where we conduct research on different types of sport.

Sports Bodies has a referral network where a team of health care professionals work together to provide a holistic medical approach for any athlete. Our team includes sports physiotherapists, nutritionists, biokineticists, chiropractors, podiatrists, massage therapists, sports psychologists, medical doctors, coaches and personal trainers.

Sports Bodies is also the proud owner of two social sports clubs. The Running Raspberries is a social running community for women all over South Africa and Chain ReaXion is a social cycling club.

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